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Marbella Yoga Retreat

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat 30th January – 6th February

Start your New Year as you mean to go on with our special 7 day yoga retreat in the hills above Marbella. This retreat will restore, relax and rejuvenate with yoga training, workshops, healthy vegetarian, Ayurvedic food and the comfort, peace and great vibes at The Urban Villa boutique hotel near Marbella.

The Urban Villa has a gorgeous outdoor yoga lawn area, with views that have to be seen to be believed and total peace and quiet, plus plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to suit all activities. This makes the hotel the perfect base for a yoga retreat and we’re delighted that teacher Lori Sjollema will be leading our 7 day Marbella yoga retreat and sharing her 30 years of experience and her extensive training in different yoga practices.

Lori will be teaching students the philosophy, movements and breathing techniques of the different forms of yoga, leading discussions and workshops and detoxing with healthy food.  Our organic vegetable garden, packed with delicious fresh produce, makes zero food miles a cinch and will form an important part of the yummy, healthy, vegetarian menu.

One of the topics being explored at this retreat is Ayurveda, an ancient system of holistic healthcare which focuses on all areas of health, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, detoxification, sleep, and the mind. It’s a great companion to yoga and really fascinating and we can’t wait to learn more about it. We will be doing a demonstration of how to make an easy meal, seeded bread, healthy porridge and more to start the day. Students will also find out what their Ayurvedic body type is to find out which foods are most beneficial to them to enhance their health and ensure they have lots of energy. Lori has written a really interesting post all about Ayurveda on our blog which will give you an introduction.

Yoga is so good for you and has a surprising number of health benefits. It’s an amazing way to handle depression, back pain, ease symptoms of asthma and even act as a fertility aid! Here’s a really interesting article about 11 unexpected health benefits of yoga to take a look at and see if yoga could help you.

Our Marbella Yoga Retreat is going to be a great week which will nurture your mind, body and spirit and there are still some places available. However don’t delay, as places are limited to encourage an intimate atmosphere and personal attention. Check out our five luxurious suites and decide which one will be your perfect hideaway, where you can rest and have a wonderful night’s sleep in our famously comfy beds after a busy day on the retreat.

If you want to start 2016 right with a healthy, happy holiday, please drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll save you a place.  Call +34 952 11 39 55 or email


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